U.S. President Biden expresses optimism in COVID-19 battle

Clay Curtis
April 7, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the US eligible for coronavirus vaccines. Some states already had begun moving up their deadlines from the original May 1 goal.

"You've got to prioritize somehow". When asked by the president, she said she is from India. However, the country is about to hit 150 million shots delivered, and Biden will announce what appears to be an attainable goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. And millions of Americans still don't want a shot.

The president also said no one should fear mutations of the coronavirus that are showing up in the USA after being discovered in other countries. He urged Americans to get vaccinated and warned them not to let their guard down as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread. "That would be awful", Fauci said.

"Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April", Trump said on September 18, which at the time contradicted outlooks by top medical officials who said most Americans wouldn't be vaccinated until the second or third quarter of 2021.

But Biden's announcement of the 19 April deadline was aimed at injecting optimism into a public that's grown tired of the restrictions, and it comes as a flood of vaccine is being sent to states this week.

Peel Region medical officer of health to close schools for two weeks
Peel Public Health said it saw a jump in cases and the community spread of variants late last week and through the weekend. As of April 1, 63 Ontario schools were closed due to COVID-19, with 1,240 schools now reporting at least one case.

Most states have either made vaccines available to all residents 16 and older or announced plans to do so by mid-April.

Biden is also expected to announce that the US administered 150 million doses in his first 75 days in office, a pace that puts him on track to surpassing his previously stated goal of reaching 200 million doses in his first 100 days.

The US President also said that the US will share excess vaccine doses with other countries tentatitvely by the end of summer.

He encouraged everyone to get the vaccine, as "we're getting more and more data on just how effective" the shots are.

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